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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
30 Mar 2013 Male 30 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Air Design
Susi

Pilot did not realise wind direction had changed on his approach. Glider spun at low level. Pilot was unhurt.

Unhurt
28 Mar 2013 Male 39 Eggardon Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Student inflated wing well but didn't prevent it overshooting. Canopy suffered 50% asymmetric collapse then reinflated and pulled student sideways across the hill just off the ground. Student landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20 Mar 2013 Male 28 Moel Fiety
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 4

Student failed to flare hard enough and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 Mar 2013 Male 54 Pilot Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot flew into wind shadow while scratching in weak lift close to the slope and was dumped onto hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Mar 2013 Male 45 Pilot Black Mountains
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Having been caught out by strengthening winds the pilot landed and tried to deflate the glider using the B risers. Before the glider was collapsed the pilot fell backwards and was dragged for 25m.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

5 Mar 2013 Male 48 Folly Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Student inflated glider unevenly and was pulled sideways aggravating a previous knee injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 Mar 2013 Male 40 AP Warren
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 7

Pilot took off with large knot in main AB line cascade. Managed to top land safely.

Unhurt
3 Mar 2013 Male 40 CP Pandy
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Peak 2

Pilot over-controlled glider resulting in a spin which twisted the risers. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 61 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light conditions. Both landed unhurt.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 56 Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Gin Gliders
Airflex

Pilot went off line on winch launch and instructor gave wrong directional command resulting in student going further off line and landing heavily on airbag.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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